Eunisell has announced it has decided to award the Eunisell Boot to Sanusi Ibrahim and Mfon Udoh as top scorers in the 2018/2019 professional football league in Nigeria.
In a dramatic move, the prize money will not be shared, but rather both will be presented with a cheque for N2 million for the 10 goals they each scored this past NPFL season.
The Eunisell Boot values a goal at N200,000.
Eunisell Group Managing Director, Chika Ikenga said, “Our logic is simple; both players deserve to be rewarded for their performances. The eligibility to be awarded the Eunisell Boot, is based on the most goals scored.
“This past season saw Ibrahim and Udoh each scoring 10 goals. We look no further than that; there are no technical considerations that we factor in. We are delighted for these two players at the top of their game.”
Ikenga continued; “The rationale behind Eunisell introducing the award in 2018 was three-fold: First, we set out to help increase the standard of professional football in Nigeria through incentive and awareness.
“Second, demonstrate to the youth that playing football in the professional league in Nigeria, is a viable career and third, increase spectator interest and support for local teams and players.”
The inaugural Eunisell Boot winner was Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa, now playing for Tunisian and African champions, Esperance Sportif.
Lokosa commented, “I wish Ibrahim and Udoh well, winning the Eunisell Boot had a dramatic and positive impact on my career. Congratulations to them both!”